Local band channels their inner J. Timberlake
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Ryan Kelley came up with the idea of creating a Justin Timberlake cover band in 2007.
“I was watching his HBO special for Madison Square Garden Tour that he did,” he said. “This would make an awesome, great live show here in Boston.”
So Kelley found some friends and they created the Timberfakes in 2008.
“I didn’t know what to expect getting into it at first,” said Brett Malone, who plays guitar for the band.
“Girls go nuts. First time I thought I was in a boy band,” said Luke Gosselin, the saxophonist.
When they found out that Justin Timberlake would be performing at Fenway, they began a social media quest to try and get the singer to stop by their show.
“We’ve been trying to get him there for a long time now; we’ve had him on the guest list, I think, for every single show that we’ve played. Kind of as a gag, knowing that he would never show up, but this is going to be our one chance to get him there, so I’m pretty excited. I hope he shows up,” said Malone.
And if he did, the members said it would make their night.
“Oh I’d cry, probably cry. I would cry,” said singer, Paula Strayhorn.
The Timberfakes will perform at the Hard Rock Café by Faneuil Hall Friday night at eight p.m. They will be giving away tickets to Timberlake’s actual concert at Fenway.